“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Always be joyful.

Never stop praying.

Be thankful in all circumstances,

for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

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– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Always be joyful.

It is when we fail to accept God’s will,

that sadness overwhelms us.

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On the other hand,

when we are at peace with God and with others,

we are filled with joy and serenity,

so much so that even great suffering and sorrow, if borne with faith,

cannot take away our joy.

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Never stop praying.

Our Lord insists on the need for us to pray at all times,

and He underlined this by His own life of prayer.

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Our life – as believers and, particularly, as Christians –

should be one of constant prayer.

And prayer is a duty,

but it is also a great joy,

because it is a dialogue with God through Jesus Christ!

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Be thankful in all circumstances.

As St. Bernard says,

"There is no one who, if he just thinks about it a little,

cannot find very good reasons to express his gratitude to God."

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Gratefulness should be our permanent attitude as children of God,

whether we find ourselves in pleasant or in disagreeable circumstances,

for we know that "in everything God works for good with those who love Him." (Rom 8:28).

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord Jesus, You are my Joy!

Lord, help me always trust in You and fill me with great faith, hope and love,

that I may always praise and thank You, my God, with all my heart.

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